Pre-employment background checks are standard practice for most major companies, and most criminal and non-criminal history is available to the public. However, typically a formal request must be submitted in order to view someone’s history. So, what can a criminal record check show and why are they important?
Your potential hire may not have any district crimes on record, but they may have a history of state or federal offences. Only a thorough criminal record search can provide information from the county, state, federal and national levels. If you own a security-sensitive business or deal with high-profile clients, making sure you’re getting the full picture of someone’s criminal history is key. It is also beneficial if you are hiring someone from a different state.
Catching the Bluffs
Maybe an applicant has not submitted any personal record of criminal or non-criminal charges. Perhaps they selected ‘no’ on the application … Read more